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Hi All,

I would like to thank this forum and users for the comments and help & advice which resulted in me buying my first Merc. I have a E220 Avantgarde 58 plate but registered in 2009, the mileage is currently sitting on 131k.

Not sure what else to say really apart from ... Hello :)
 

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Nice one buddy , welcome . Make sure you have some history of gearbox ATF and filter changes at that mileage :D
 

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Thanks All,
@Wighty... the car has FMBSH so I presume it's been done. I plan to make a trip to dealers for a thermostat so will ask them to check.

PS. Is the forum set up in different classes or is it just separated by topic I.e. choose a topic and post a message?
 

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Welcome to the forum.

ATF is not part of standard servicing so take a look in the service book and any invoices you have to see if its been done.
At 131k miles it should have been done at least twice now. Costs around £170 for a 7sp box at an MB independant.
Now your car is out of warranty, you would be better off in your pocket to have any future servicing/repairs done at an independant MB tech. The labour charges alone are half of main dealer.
I see you are W Midlands, so if you are close to Birmingham I'd recommend MSL performance in Armoury Rd Smallheath.
Top lads and very experienced MB mechanics.
http://mslperformance.co.uk/


Re forum set up. As the same problem can affect many models its easier to group the problems together in sections (eg Engine,electrics etc)and search there than look for each individual model.
 
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@AMGeed you're right, MSL is a few miles from me, Thanks for recommending them.

I need to get a few things sorted on the car so will try and visit them when I get some time.
 

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Give the owner Acid (Asad but everyone knows him as Acid) a call before you go as they can be very busy. Reception aren't the best at relaying info;) They are right at the end of Armoury Rd on the Small Heath trading estate.

07765 444 447
 

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If the car is full MB history , it should have been done (the ATF ) at around 40,000 miles . MB only do it once , so I would get another done on the hurry up if that's the case . As AMGeed says £170-200 for ATF , £4000 for a gearbox :D
 
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Thanks, will have to check documents when I get home
 
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Popped into Merc in Birmingham yesterday to pick up a Thermostat and they had a look at the history and the gearbox oil was done at 40k.

Thanks for the advice Wighty. Will get that addressed soon.

Was going to attempt the thermo today but its too cold and i dont have a torx set. Arrrgghhhh
 


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